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Hyderabadi Palak Katli or palak dal recipe
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Palak ki katli

dal made using spinach and toor dal
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dal
Cuisine: Hyderabadi
Servings: 4
Calories: 200kcal
Author: yummy indian kitchen


  • 1 cup toovar dal/toor dal yellow lentils
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 cups spinach chopped
  • 1-2 green chilli
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 -3 tamarind imli
  • 2-3 curry leaves
  • 2 tsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3-4 dried red chillies
  • 4-5 curry leaves


  • Firstly, in a pressure cooker, add toovar dal, turmeric powder, spinach, green chiliies, red chilli powder, curry leaves, coriander leaves, tamarind, add 1 cup water, add little oil.
  • Pressure cook the dal on sim flame for about 4-6 whistles or till the dal is cooked well or tender.
  • Mash the dal by adding salt.
  • In a saucepan, add oil, add mustard seeds, add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter, add dried red chillies stir well and add curry leaves.
  • Transfer the whole tempering to the mashed dal.
  • Serve the dal with rice or rotis


Before cooking dal it can be soaked for a while inorder to cook it quickly. If you are in a hurry then it can be pressure cooked with many whistles. In the tempering asafoetida/hing can be added along with garlic to enhance the taste of the dal. Fried onions too can be added in tempering.


Calories: 200kcal
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